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Amy Ward on Chapter 7:

It is interesting for Cunegonde to use the word “accident” to describe her attacks. It seems like it is a way to minimize the severity of what happened.

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Amy Ward on Chapter 5:

I think this shocks Candide into reality a little. It is one thing to say the sea was there to drown you, but it is something else entirely when YOU are the one in imminent danger. This helps Candide’s progressing in thinking for himself because after this, there is no way he can truly believe in Pangloss theories.

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Amy Ward on Chapter 5:

I love your question Armen, but I don’t believe Pangloss would even think that far. His logic isn’t really reason, it is more justification. He uses it to justify why he doesn’t act and why there is terrible events in the world. I doubt he really believes what he says, he just says it to maintain his sanity.

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Amy Ward on Chapter 4:

It is interesting for Pangloss to experience violence and destruction and still be optimistic. This is an example of the delusion that endless optimism can give you, which is what Voltaire was satirizing.

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